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Pleasley Vale, Mansfield.
Henry Mellors Known as Harry was born in 1880 at Pleasley Vale and was the son of John and his second wife Elizabeth Mellors née Empson of Pleasley. His fathers first marriage was to Hannah Wells (1832-1867) whom he married in 1854, they had 4 children. His father John was born in 1833 at Plealsey Vale, his mother Elizabeth Empson was born in 1838 at Pleasley Hill, they were married on 20th October 1867 at Chesterfield and went on to have the following children, Anna b1871, Lucy b1873, Gertrude b1875, John b1876, Joseph b1879,and Harry b1880 all were born in Pleasley. In the 1911 census we find Harry living with his married brother John at 50 Blenheim Terrace, Mansfield Woodhouse, they are shown as Harry 31 yrs single a labourer, living with is brother John Mellors 35 yrs and his wife Elizabeth 33 yrs and his family. His probate was proven on 28th February 1919 at Nottingham, it shows him as Harry Mellors 50 Blenheim Terrace, Mansfield Woodhouse a Private in H.M. Army died on 15th June 1918 at Giessen, Germany his effects of £52 18 shillings and 1 pence were left to John Mellors a cotton spinner.
He was a grease worker.
15 Jun 1918
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50 Blenheim Terrace, Mansfield Woodhouse.
16th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Harry Mellors attested on 2nd March 1917 at Mansfield, he gave his age as 37 yrs and 98 days, his address was 50 Blenheim Terrace, Mansfield Woodhouse, he was a grease worker and his next of kin was his brother John of the same address. He was called up for service on 25th April 1917 and posted to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He landed in France on 30th July 1917 and was reported missing in action on 31st June 1918 and later confirmed as a prisoner of war with serious wounds, he died of wounds on 15th June 1918 and is buried at Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany.
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser: 01/08/1918. Pte Harry Mellors of Sherwood Foresters has died of wounds as a prisoner of war in Germany. Seriously wounded in the right shoulder, had several operations but died of his wounds on 15/06/1918, Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times 2nd August 1918: “PRISONER OF WAR'S DEATH. — This week we have news of Pte. Harry Mellors, of Blenheim-terrace, son of the late Mr. John Mellors, Pleasley Vale, that he died of wounds, whilst a prisoner of war in Germany. He joined the 5th Sherwoods in April, 1917, and after three months' training was moved to France. He was an employee of Messrs. Hollins and Co., and was most highly respected.” Article ourtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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